Merrimack College’s Center for Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations is proud to partner with the following organizations:
Abdelkader Education Project
A nonprofit organization that endeavors to broaden global perspectives by providing opportunities to learn about the Middle East and Islamic culture through the legacy of Emir Abdelkader (1808-1883). His life story inspires cultural literacy, civility, tolerance and understanding while exploring models of ethical leadership, moral courage and humanitarian conduct. With roots in Elkader, Iowa, the organization is a citizen diplomacy initiative with the belief that ordinary citizens have a vital role to play in global citizen diplomacy.
Abrahamic Family Reunion
Offers ways to use psychological and spiritual approaches in reconciling conflicts among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the United States. AFR emphasizes our shared values of compassion and justice, explores positive historical precedents and acknowledges collective traumas. By providing resources for organizations in its network, AFR seeks to enhance the possibility of contrition and reconciliation among civil and religious representatives of the three Abrahamic traditions. AFR is a network of organizations bound together by the notion that all peoples seek and deserve dignity.
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Founded in 1966 by faith communities to address poverty, housing and racial justice in Boston and to link urban and suburban congregations in just, transformative partnerships, CMM is Greater Boston’s oldest interfaith social-justice network. It has tackled the most pressing issues facing our communities for 45 years, working to build Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of beloved community for all citizens. CMM runs the highly successful Interfaith Youth Initiative Summer Institute at Brandeis University, to which we have sent 12 Merrimack students on full scholarship, thanks to the Greve Foundation.
Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations
An international association of centers and institutes devoted to enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians, and among the three Abrahamic faiths.
The Pluralism Project
A two-decade-long research project to engage students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. The group explores the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States during the past 25 years. Its mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach and the active dissemination of resources.